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Open Call stage program

8. Hildesheimer Wallungen

The great festival of culture from 30th of June to 2nd of July 2023

Call for artistic contributions!

Application Deadline is the 6th of February

Attention: This is the Open Call for the stage program, you can find the open call for the off-stage program here.

At the Hildesheim Wallungen, cultural creativity is presented in an open air and historical landscape. The festival plays on ramparts, churches, stages, lakes and paths and is setting unseen places into the spotlight. A varied program of music, theatre, literature, media, performance, installations and walk-acts invites visitors to discover the festival. Main organiser is the Interessengemeinschaft Kultur (IQ), a local network of art and culture professionals.

The 8th Hildesheimer Wallungen will take place from the 30th June to 2nd of July 2023. The presentation of the regional cultural scene is once again the main focus. Supraregional programs and artistic interventions enrich the long festival weekend. In addition, there will be a festival pre-week for the first time from the 26th to the 29th of June 2023, with various artistic interventions spread throughout the city. Furthermore, discourse and mediation formats will give the possibility to engage more intensively with the framework conditions of art and culture.

Another new feature is the international residency program in cooperation with PENGO Germany e.V.. Artists from East and West Africa are invited to work in Hildesheim in June 2023. Here, the exchange with the local cultural scene as well as the confrontation with the city and the district play an important role. Finally, the international guests and their art will become part of the festival weekend.

Schedule of the Hildesheimer Wallungen 2023:

  • Pre-week 26.06.-29.06.2023: In the week leading up to the festival weekend, there will be various artistic interventions spread throughout the city. In addition, there will be discourse and mediation formats.
  • Friday, 30.06.2023: On Friday evening, the Wallungen will be having their big opening with a international stage program.
  • Saturday, 01.07.2023: On Saturday afternoon the festival invites visitors to discover various stage programs, stalls and off-stage events happening all over the festival ground. At 11 pm, “the Quiet Night of Culture” begins with intimate concerts and luminous encounters.
  • Sunday, 02.07.2023: A colorful program for all generations starts on Sunday morning. Many activities are especially suitable for families with children. Main topic here is: Culture and picnic!

The program of the Hildesheimer Wallungen is divided into a stage program and an off-stage program, which is widely spread on the festival ground. The off-stage program takes place everywhere on the festival ground. It includes fixed stations and mobile activities, with a focus on installations, walkacts, light art, media and participatory activities. Various institutions, associations and initiatives can also present themselves as part of the program. Since 2019, it has been possible for hosts to design their own space on the festival grounds, with or without their own program.

The stage program takes place on several large and small open-air stages. So far, the focus has been on music, theater, cabaret, performance and literature. Since 2021, there has been a separate theater stage, which is managed by the Theaterhaus Hildesheim.

If you would like to apply for the stage program, this is the right place to do so.

Contributions for the stage program wanted!

You want to perform at the Hildesheimer Wallungen and have a program that is suitable for the stage, e.g. music, theatre, literature, a performance or a DJ set. We are looking for artistic contributions for our interdisciplinary stage program. It takes place on small and large open-air stages, but also in churches and museums. Part of this stage program will be concerts, theatre performances, readings, silent discos etc..

What do you get from us?

  • We provide an inspiring open-air atmosphere at the biggest festival of culture in Hildesheim.
  • You will have the opportunity to network with other regional, national and international artists and musicians.
  • You can perform in front of a wide audience.
  • You will receive a fee and catering for your performance.

What do we need from you?

  • You have a program for the stage. (Music/readings/performances/theatre/dance/…).
  • Your performance is approximately between 20 and 60 minutes long.
  • Your program is suitable for open air
  • As musicians you have to be prepared for short changeover times and quick changes.
  • You can create a special atmosphere without big light effects (most of the performances take place in daylight).
  • You send us your technical requirements for the performance in advance.
  • For the silent night of culture: You are acoustic and without amplification and can put on a program that does not disturb the neighboring owls in the area (e.g. Silent Disco).

The deadline for applications is the 6th of February 2023.

Please fill out this web form by then.

We would like to take part!

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